The opera lover's essential guide
Opera Now captures the drama, colour and vitality of one of the most powerful of all the performing arts. In our issues, we showcase the creative spirit of opera, both on stage and behind the scenes, with profiles of opera companies, singers, directors and designers. Our in-depth features reflect how diverse cultural elements have influenced opera, including travel, history, literature, art, architecture, politics and philosophy.
Our lively reviews and opinion pages are a platform for writers and critics drawn from all over the world. Our aim is to inspire our opera-loving readers to broaden their knowledge and deepen their passion for this fascinating and stimulating artform.
In the January edition of Opera Now, we meet the big-hearted American Heldentenor Bryan Register who sings Wagner with unique tenderness and vocal grace; Cecilia Bartoli sparks a debate about opera roles that cross the boundaries of the male/female divide; and we consider the legal niceties of opera plots, from the comic antics of the courtroom in Trial by Jury to the contractual confusion of the Marriage of Figaro and the dark judgement day of Billy Budd. Plus, our guide to opera off the beaten track in 2020 and introducing our new expanded CD & DVD reviews section.